Bob Dylan:Yazoo Street Scandal

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“Yazoo Street Scandal”
Artist: Bob Dylan & The Band
Albums: The Basement Tapes (1975)


Stranded out in the night,
Eliza took me down
To see the widow give
Rain to the town.
Its against the law
To be a tonic man,
But the widow knows
Shes got the upper hand.
So I went on in
Feelin kinda wheezy.
You know she soothed my mind, boys,
She rocked me kinda slow and easy
All day and all night.

Pick a card before you go
Its a long trip to mexico.

Eliza wait by the door,
I cant stay here anymore, no, no.

Then she took a pill
She washed her feet in the mud
She said look out son,
You know, I just ordered a flood
For forty days and forty nights.

Then I dropped my shoes,
Eliza called my name.
She said it looked to her
Like its gonna rain.
Then the cotton king
Came in chokin
And the widow laughed and said:
I aint jokin.
Take once for all
She said now dont ya tease me.
I just fell in love, boy,
So rock me kinda slow and kinda easy,
All day and all night.

Sweet william said
With a drunken head:
If I had a boat,
Id help yall float.
Eliza stood there watching,
William in a trance,
As the widow did the st. vitus dance.
But just then an old man
With a boat named breezy
Said: you can ride with clyde, boys,
If you rock it kinda slow and easy,
All day and all night.